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Aug 1, 2009 6:30pm EDT
august deadline for a full bill. the congressional democrats plan to use this delay as a virtue. they're going to tell the public look, we are taking the time to make sure the right thing is in this bill and to make sure you know what's in it. jeff. >> glor: kimberly dozier in washington tonight. kimberly, thank you. the called cash for clunkers trade of in program is still going strong this weekend, thanks to promises of more funding. dealers estimate the number of clunker trade-ins so far at more than 224,000. late thursday, the program looked like it might be drained until the house voted to fund another $2 billion to keep it going. randall pinkston joins us tonight from a dealership in new jersey. randall, good evening to you. >> reporter: hello, jeff. well, those news reports that the cash for clunkers program was out of cash set off some very anxious phone calls to car dealers but after unusually quick assurances from washington car dealers expect to keep seeing customers who don't want to miss out on a great bargain. >> good luck to you. >> reporter: late this morning, ro
CBS
Aug 22, 2009 6:30pm EDT
interrogators used mox executions to intimidate prisoners and a federal judge has ordered the release monday of that five-year-old inspector general's report. earlier today, i spoke with one of the authors the article, "newsweek" investigative correspondent mark hosenbal, and asked about what was in the previously classified document. >> the report is going to reveal for the first time the the c.i.a. conducted what are described as mock execution of some of the high-valued detainees, more than one from the sound of things. and in the case of one detainee that we know about, somebody named abdel-rahman al nashiri, an alleged architect of the uss cole bombing, the report alleged at some point c.i.a. interrogator brandished a gun in front of this guy in an effort to frighten him and took a power drill in front of him and turn turned it on and went bzzz, implying they were going to use it on him. >> glor: does this report make an investigation by attorney general holder more likely? >> attorney general holder in an interview with some of my colleagues at "newsweek" and other state
CBS
Aug 29, 2009 6:30pm EDT
and he used that gift to touch as many lives and right as many wrongs as the years would allow. >> reporter: but when ted kennedy's grandchildren offered the prayer of the faithful, using their grant pa's own words. >> for my grandfathers brave promise last summer that the work begins aa new, the hope rises and again and the dream lives on, we pray to the lord. >> reporter: this grand funeral became a family affair. >> for my grandfathers persist not to outworn values will but to old values that will never wear out, that the poor may be out of political fashion but they're never without human need. >> reporter: four days of deeply felt emotion here in boston reached its high point when his two sons rose to remember. >> he was not perfect, far from it. but my father believed in redemption, and he never surrendered, never stopped trying to right wrongs, be they the results of his own failings or of ours. >> reporter: teddy kennedy jr. lost his right leg to cancer when he was 12. a few months later there was a snowfall. >> my father went to the garage to get the old flexible flyer
CBS
Aug 8, 2009 6:30pm EDT
" weather anchor dave price is a licensed private pilot who flew this route yesterday. he joins us from near the crash site tonight. dave, good evening to you. >> reporter: good evening to you jeff. this area over the hudson river where the collision occurred has spectacular views that pilots and their passengers flock to see. but it's a narrow corridor, and there's little room for error. >> there's a-- like a big puff of smoke, and a boom, a couple of seconds afterwards. >> reporter: rescue crews from new york and new jersey raced to the hudson river to search for survivors from the midair collision but that effort was for naught. >> this has changed from a rescue to a recovery mission. >> reporter: there were five italian tourists on a sight seeing helicopter, along with its pilot, and three people aboard a small, single-engine prop plane. the liberty tour's euro copter a-star 350 just took off from manhattan's west side. the piper left new jersey's teterboro airport bound for the jerdzy shore. both were soon over the hudson. >> it is a crowded, busy area, and generally pilots that fl
CBS
Aug 31, 2009 6:30pm EDT
>> all right, that's it for us. the cbs evening news with katie couric is next. harry smith is in tonight. join atina for the area's only local newscast at 7. don't forget, wusa9.com is always on. have a great night. >> smith: tonight, a cbs news exclusive, the afghan government is pressuring the united states to release a suspected terrorist arrested in the bombing last week that killed a u.s. soldier and injured an american reporter. i'm harry smith. also tonight, all-out war in southern california. the enemy is growing by leaps and bounds. a huge wildfire now threatening 12,000 homes. football helmets go high tech to warn student athletes and maybe save their lives. and what he did for brown. a u.p.s. driver makes his final delivery and sets a record. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> smith: good evening, katie is off tonight. more than 800 american service people have been killed in afghanistan since 2001, and today the top u.s. commander there delivered his much-anticipated progress report on the war. general stanley mckristal sa
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Aug 2, 2009 6:00pm EDT
69. see you next week. >> david, thank you very much. tiger wins it for a third time. for all of us here at cbs ys fo us. so when you said you bring fiber optic all the way to the home, you meant... we bring fiber optic all the way to the home. um... which gives you more bandwidth than cable. so you can upload faster. so it's like comparing a horse and buggy to a sports car. am i the, uh, horse? (announcer) it's a whole new internet. only verizon's 100% fiber optic network makes uploading as easy as downloading. because your internet's not fast unless it's two-way fast. >> mitchell: tonight a gulf war mystery is solved at last. the u.s. confirms the death and a crash of navy pilot scott spieker 18 years after he disappeared over iraq. i'm russ mitchell, also tonight a controversial proposing posal in cash-strapped california. legalize marijuana and put a heavy tax on it. what the buyers of some popular brands of jeans don't see. hazardous waste from a denim factory in southern africa. and stopping accidents before they happen. growing support for the idea of road testing older drive
CBS
Aug 3, 2009 7:00pm EDT
cynthia bowers tells us it was the government's cash for clunkers rebate program that drew many of the buyers into the show room. >> reporter: at his suburban chicago ford dealership, sales manager mario sosnowski is seeing something he hasn't seen in a long time. >> this entire lot used to be full of new car inventory. that's what we have left. >> reporter: an empty lot and a jam-packed show room floor. >> starting from 8:00, 9:00 in the morning we're here until midnight because of the program, because of the excitement. >> reporter: he just did the most july business he's done in five years.Í >> i sold 17 cars. >> reporter: he says many buyers like the fact that ford did not take a government bailout but it is the cash for clunkers program that's the real driving force. >> we think cash for clunkers was worth about a million in annualized sales. >> reporter: 2009 could see $11.5 million vehicles sold, which sounds good in this economy, but the auto industry used to sell 16 million vehicles a year. g.m. had its first sales increase in ten months, but its numbers were still down 1
CBS
Aug 20, 2009 6:30pm EDT
returning from studying abroad. >> they took us up to the louchbl and told us no one survived. >> reporter: 13 years after the bombing, two suspects megrahi and lamin khalifah fhimah were tried. fhimah was acquitted and megrahi was given a life sentence but released today after serving only eight years. >> we're now in contact with the libyan government and want to make sure that he is not welcomed back in some way but instead should be under house arrest. >> reporter: but instead of house arrest, megrahi was greeted by thousand, with libyan leader mohammar ghaddafi's son serving as his personal escort. >> the message given to these leaders of third world nations that believe in state-sponsored terrorism, if you outwait the united states and the united kingdom, they'll eventually give in. >> reporter: for victim's families, megrahi's freedom... >> he gette gets to go home to his family and none of the people he killed had that luxury. >> glor: now to afghanistan which held its presidential election today, despite the taliban's best efforts to disrupt it. the afghan government
CBS
Aug 24, 2009 7:00pm EDT
with the harsh techniques used to interrogate terror suspects during the bush administration. well, tonight there's an answer. the justice department is opening a preliminary criminal investigation. attorney general eric holder today named a federal prosecutor to head up the probe. this follows the release of a c.i.a. report that details some of the methods used and says interrogators went too far in an effort to get information. justice correspondent bob orr begins tonight's coverage. >> reporter: the report, written in 2004 by the c.i.a.'s inspector general and released today, says interrogators warned 9/11 mastermind khalid sheikh mohammed if anything else happen miss the united states, we're going to kill your children. a c.i.a. contractor beat another prisoner with a heavy flashlight. the report notes the detainee died in custody. and abd al-nashiri, the suspected bomber of the "cole" was threatened with a handgun and power drill. the debris from the report says "rey it had drill while the detainee stood naked and hooded." the report says field agents used mock executions and
CBS
Aug 9, 2009 6:00pm EDT
industry which includes small planes and helicopters like the ones used by liberty tours. it found in 2007 and 2008 commercial air carriers had zero passenger deaths. in contrast, during that same period, there were 33 fatal on-demand accidents resulting in 109 deaths. incidents involving on-demand aircraft have happened in new york before. in 2006 yankee pitcher cory lidle and his flight instructor crashed into ayman mann high-rise and in 2005 another liberty tours helicopter splashed into the east river. all 7 aboard survived. >> while you saw the bulk of the helicopter wreckage being pulled out earlier today, researchers are still using sonar to try and find the bulk of the aircraft still in the water. and of course those two bodies as well. >> mitchell: let me ask you about these federal safety recommendations for these so-called on-demand aircraft companies. what you can tell us about though? >> reporter: well, you know, these recommendations, the ones that were made in july are only ecoing ones since 200 -- the faa's own subcommittee put out 14 different recommendations and very few
CBS
Aug 11, 2009 7:00pm EDT
, which means the president might finally see that information roche us anger over health care reform face to face. >> couric: to be continued. thanks, chip. now at that town meeting president obama accused critics of making false claims about health care reform. for one thing, he said it would not, quote, pull the plug on grandma because we decided it's too expensive to let her live any more. so where did that idea come from? here's cheryl atkinson. >> reporter: at town hall meetings around the country, accusations are flying about so-called end of life care for seniors on medicare. it's spelled out in section 1233 of the house bill. >> what it says is as a 74-year-old man, if you develop cancer, we're pretty much going to write you off. >> nobody 74 is going to be written off because they have cancer. that's a vicious malicious untrue rumor. >> reporter: it's a rumor that spread like fire after a july 16 radio interview with former lieutenant governor of new york, betsy mccoy, a democrat. >> the congress would make it mandatory, absolutely required that every five years people in me
CBS
Aug 13, 2009 7:00pm EDT
to win over americans, and sharyl attkisson tells us they're using every medium possible to get out their message. >> reporter: in queens, new york our affiliate news crew was at first barred from the town hall with congressman anthony weaner. >> we're told by your people you don't want cameras. >> easy, take a deep breath. this isn't for channel 2. this is for our constituents. >> reporter: weaner finally let our cameras in and the now-familiar scene played out. >> you guys are stealing from us! >> reporter: a new gallup poll says more americans view angry attacks against the health care bill as democracy in action, rather than an abuse of democracy. and 34% say it makes them more sympathetic to the protesters' viewpoints. now, white house officials are scrambling to face this unexpected reality. today, they launched an e-mail campaign to refute what they call viral e-mails that fly unchecked, spreading all sorts of lies and distortion. many view the internet outreach as a sign the white house is growing increasingly concerned. >> reporter: doesn't the fact that you started pushing
CBS
Aug 18, 2009 6:30pm EDT
necks. it's hard to do anything covert because we don't know who's with us and who's not. >> reporter: the marines realize they can be heading straight into an ambush. they're trying to secure the area so people can vote but the nearest polling station is 12 miles to the north and along the way is hard core taliban territory so two... few people are expected to make the journey. what are we waiting for? i.e.d.s. i.e.d.s, or improvised explosive devices, are a taliban weapon of choice here. the marine engineers go ahead to clear the route and quickly return, hurrying to get away from an i.e.d. they just found in the exact place the marines often use to enter the village. the marines have just found an i.e.d. in their way, so everybody's pulling back so they don't get blown up. after four hours in the water waiting to destroy the i.e.d., the marines get word the enemy has moved out so they start to head back, taking cover as the i.e.d. is finally blown up. it's rare for these marines not to get into a gun battle. they say it will happen tomorrow. it has almost every day since they arriv
CBS
Aug 6, 2009 7:00pm EDT
more than six million already collecting. tonight, cynthia bowers tells us why many of the unemployed who depend on those benefits are in danger of losing them. >> reporter: it's becoming a painful routine for the millions of americans out of work-- lining up first outside job fairs, and then asking for help at unemployment offices. >> it's humiliating. it's humbling. >> reporter: what's more, unless congress acts to extend unemployment benefits, an estimated half million people will see their unemployment checks run out by the end of next month. almost a million and a half by the end of the year. joe thurman of chicago, a married father of two, lost his job in january and is one of 9.3 million americans getting a check. put his benefits run out in october. and is that just a date on your calendar that's in your head that you can't-- >> to me that's doomsday, it really is. to have the rug pulled out from underneath us in a couple months is scary. i don't know where we're going to come up with the money to pay our bills. >> reporter: let alone tuition for daughter natalie and son matth
CBS
Aug 7, 2009 6:30pm EDT
sunday and monday. >> that's it for us. the cbs evening news is next. derek will see you at 7:00. wusa9.com is always on. have a great weekend. >> tonight a new sign the recession may be ending. job losses slow sharply, but will the unemployed ever find a new job for the same pay? i'm jefg. also, tonight, they are getting louder. >> i'm his father, and i want to talk to you face to face. >> reporter: town meeting protests against health care reform. now, supporters of reform prepare to fight back. as americans begin testing the h1n1 vaccine, the government tells parents how long to keep an infected child out of school. and a most unusual club gives steve hartman a tale with a storybook ending in tonight's "assignment america." captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> good evening. katie is on assignment. for the first time in feen months we can say this-- the unemployment rate is down. the labor department reported today it fell a tenth of a point in july to 9.4%. job losses slowed to just under a quarter million, the lowest in a year. the
CBS
Aug 19, 2009 7:00pm EDT
he was 86. katie couric tells us the story of the man who made "60 minutes" tick. >> stop, stop. >> go from here. this gets fascinating. >> reporter: don hewitt had no problem divulging the secret behind the success of "60 minutes." he even made it sound simple. >> it's four little words: tell me a story. and that's all we do, tell them a story. >> reporter: while "60 minutes" may be his best-known accomplishment, it was his more than 60 years in news that defined the medium. >> i guess i'm sort of the ultimate television creature. i feel it, i live it, i breathe it. >> reporter: don was working as a photo editor for a wire service when cbs hired him in 1948. >> i.&a minute. what would a radio network want with a guy with picture experience?" they said "no, no, television." i said what vision?" on camera, which we'll illustrate tomorrow... >> reporter: they were making it up as they went along. don didn't even own a television. >> when i first came here in 1948, we did the news three nights a week: monday, wednesday and friday. >> reporter: soon he was directing shows for edward
CBS
Aug 30, 2009 6:00pm EDT
joining us, has to make this putt to force a playoff. inoue, steve does have a tendency to hit them deadweight. that will bring in the breaks. left to right. the last two feet might be go right to left. jim: 10 feet on the nose. no. heath slocum, barring a holed shot by frederick jacobson is going to stun the world's best here at the barclays. nick: here is a cinderella story. missed the cut last week. jim: thinking he had to make it to get into the field. so the rest of the boys might stay on the range for a few minutes. jim: and the bogey for stricker. he joins the group at minus eight. boy, he had almost an impossible shot back there but he went for it. nick: i would love to find out where he took that option finding out that he would have nothing to lose. jim: his little girl, stella. well done. nick: what happened dad? jim: ernie els, also leaving the scene. 66. not going to be good enough. >> i am here with tiger woods. i guess the frustration on the greens all week long, pretty much crystallized by the putt on 18. >> just misread that one. it is the way it goes. i hit the bal
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Aug 27, 2009 7:00pm EDT
were waiting. why did you want to come here today? >> he encourages us because he makes us feel like we are all the same, regardless of our socioeconomic status. >> he was a giant, more than a& man died. much more than a man died, and we'll never see the likes of him if we're alive today, i don't know how long it will take for this country to develop somebody like him. >> couric: and the tributes are not just here at the kennedy library. the senator's constituents lined the motorcade route to salute him and say thank you. national correspondent jim axelrod was among them. ( applause ) >> reporter: as the procession drove past st. stephen church in boston's north end, betty fuller just couldn't hold it together any more. >> it's a different world today. >> reporter: a campaign volunteer in five elections, she came clutching her favorite picture. >> he just seemed like such a warm, approachable, gracious person, not perfect, but good. >> reporter: that was the story from hyannis to the kennedy library, men like john barnett, an irish immigrant, who stood on an overpass in milton,
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Aug 25, 2009 6:30pm EDT
. >> i ruinne .ea preseason. us. hat's it for the cbs evening news with katie is up next. don't forget, wusa9.com is always on. good night. >> reporter: tonight, the president rehires america's top banker as new projections show the country falling deeper and deeper into debt. i'm katie couric. also tonight, mobilizing to fight the h1n1 flu. u.s. officials prepare for what they're now calling the biggest vaccination program in u.s. history. and the british public service video that aims to stop people from texting while driving. and it may just work. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. the president's vacation in the sun was interrupted today by a cloud of bad economic news and a forecast of more to come. from both the white house and the non-partisan congressional budget office. here's some of it: they project the deficit for this year alone will hit a record high as the government spends $1.6 trillion more than it takes in. unemployment, now 9.4%, is expected to continue rising to 10% before starting to decl
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Aug 28, 2009 6:30pm EDT
rudimentary outdoor toilet, and a shower of the kind used for camping. jaycee's accused captors, 58-year-old convicted sex offender phillip garrido and his wife nancy have been charged with kidnapping, taking jaycee from a bus stop in 1991. garrido is also charged with rape. police believe he fathered jaycee's two daughters, the first born when jaycee was just 14. garrido spoke of the girls, now aged 11 and 15, in a phone call from jail. >> reporter: the county sheriff admitted today a worried neighbor warned his department about garrido three years ago. >> the caller also said that garrido was psychotic and had a sexual addiction. >> reporter: the neighbor also reported people were living outside but the deputy who investigated never looked in the backyard. >> we are beating ourselves up over this and will continue to do so. >> reporter: the secret prison was also missed by a parole officer supervising the convicted sex offender with home visits as often as three times a month. on monday, garrido showed upton berkeley campus of the university of california handing out religious literatu
CBS
Aug 26, 2009 7:00pm EDT
lives right now because we always had senator kennedy to depend on to help us. >> reporter: which is why they've been coming to the j.f.k. museum all day to sign the condolence book. mary summers was first in line this morning, two hours before the doors opened. >> i feel like for the first time i'm taking time out for teddy after he's taken so many types out for us. >> reporter: the funeral will be held at a boston basilica, our lady of per pec wall help. when senator kennedy's daughter kaer kara had her own battle with cancer at 2002, the senator prayed at this basilica everyday it became a special place for him, full of hope and optimism. katie? >> couric: ted kennedy authored a staggering 2,500 pieces of legislation, working over this years with more than 400 senators. today two of his best friends from the senate-- one democrat and one republican-- remembered his political passion and personal warmth. >> he'd get up there and flail his arms and his face would get red and he'd make those liberal comments and excoriate our side and when it was over he'd throw his arms around me and sa
CBS
Aug 4, 2009 7:00pm EDT
a kangaroo trial and have basically used them as diplomatic pawns. >> reporter: kim reportedly suffered a stroke last year and may be battling pancreatic cancer. some think he is raising tensions with the nuclear arms program as a way of securing the leaders' job for his youngest son, or a way of protesting ever-tightening international sanctions. north korea only makes a deal when it expects to get something so you have to wonder what it expects for releasing these journalists because it will demand something. katie? >> couric: barry petersen. barry, thanks very much. for the families of laura ling and euna lee the past four and a half months had to be excruciating. late today they put out a joint statement saying "we're overjoyed by the news of their pardon." bill richardson is governor of new mexico as well as a veteran diplomat. he helped win the release of americans from north korea back in the 1990s. governor, i understand you talked with lisa ling, laura lick's sister, this afternoon. can you tell us briefly about that conversation? >> yes, i did talk to lisa. she was ec
CBS
Aug 5, 2009 7:00pm EDT
knowing what to expect. >> and when we walked in through the doors, we saw standing before us president bill clinton. (applause) >> reporter: bill clinton said nothing today. he didn't have to. the journalists praised his deeds. with his help, they are pardoned for their conviction for illegally entering north korea and their sentence to 12 years hard labor. then bill clinton brought them home. after the emotional reunion, ling and lee left quickly with their families. to follow: official government debriefings, including by the state department and what the women say they long for most: some quiet time with their families. their families were grateful, relieved, overjoyed. >> i think the first thing i said was, you know, wow, i can't believe this is. this is amazing. >> i think they saw each other very early on for a couple days in the beginning and then they were separated for the duration of the four and a half months. >> reporter: as for euna lee and hannah? how does it feel to be home? >> feels so good. >> reporter: today president barack obama said he, too, was relieved. >> we are
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Aug 12, 2009 6:30pm EDT
about health care reform at town meetings coast to coast. >> if we don't stand up now, god help us. >> couric: what's truth and what's distortion. i'm katie couric. also tonight, taking on the taliban. >> we're on the offense now. >> couric: u.s. marines storm a taliban stronghold in an effort to drive them out before the election. and the president calls them all agents of change as the awards of the highest civilian honor, the medal of freedom. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: and good evening, everyone. the scene was repeated in one community after another all across america today-- citizens concerned about health care reform confronted their senators and representativesn i 27 townn meetings in 12 states. one by one, they expressed fear and anger over legislation now making its way through congress, and they demanded answers. some in the audience came well prepared with details of what's in the bill. but there is plenty of misinformation out there as wels y uwetrl to clear some of that up.tr we have three reports tonight fr
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Aug 17, 2009 7:00pm EDT
ashton tells us what's behind the change and what it will mean. >> just two weeks into a national testing program to see if the h1n1 vaccine is actually safe comes word there will be far fewer shots available in the fall when a national vaccination program is scheduled to get started. >> we're in a race between the vaccine and the virus. and this gives the virus a little bit more of an advantage. >> in july it was projected the 120 million doses would be available by october with another 75 million in the following months. now siting production delays the government has been told by manufacturers only 45 million doses will be ready by october 15th with approximately 20 million doses being delivered each week thereafter. >> the fact that we have fewer doses i think actually will focus attention. it will mean that we all will have to be much more explicit about whom we will ask to show up. >> reporter: the government says it still expects to receive the same amount of vaccine as originally planned, just on a somewhat longer schedule. experts say that now kids may jump to the front o
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Aug 14, 2009 7:00pm EDT
can't tell us how you're going to pay for this. >> reporter: it's unlikely the questioner was as pleased with the answer as the crowd was. >> 2/3 of the money we can obtain just from eliminating waste and inefficiencys. >> reporter: at one point the president even asked for a tougher question. >> i want somebody who, who's got a concern or a skeptical about health care. >> reporter: and he got an upset insurance salesman who wanted to know why the president changed his strategy and decided toville file the insurance companies. half a mile away, at the designated protest site there was opposition. so why wasn't there more anger in here? for one thing, after accusing republicans of orchestrating their protests, democrats did some orchestrating of their own, getting in line early in large numbers and snatching up most of the tickets. some here said they wanted to ask tougher questions, but didn't even raise their hands. they were intimidated they said by the fact that this is the president of the united states, not to mention the fact that he's surrounded by an adoring crowd and the
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Aug 25, 2009 7:00pm EDT
-dollar health care program. how does this help us become more competitive in a global economy? >> reporter: with the president's approval rating at its lowest level yet, the last thing he needs now is news of skyrocketing deficits on one side of the screen while he plays a relaxing game of golf on the other. so the white house decided to replace that image with this one. >> bernanke has gotten good reviews in his handling of this economic crisis and the president is saying here, i'm going to go with stability." >> reporter: bernanke was not the president's first choice, after all, he's a republican first appointed by president obama. larry summers, the president's top economic advisor, was considered the leading candidate but in these perilous economic times, the president was boxed in, thinking a new untested fed chief could rattle the market and the white house could hardly afford another distraction if a new candidate turned out to be controversy. bernanke does have his critics, some say he was asleep at the switch while greedy bankers plunder it had economy. others accuse
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Aug 23, 2009 6:00pm EDT
the >> holding the hat for the draw. bobby long is going to be with us. chairman of the foundation that runs the tournament. jason, you finished first so you'll draw first. ryan, you can draw second and kevin, you draw third. we're going to play for the playoff. you'll hit third. jason? two. kevin? you'll leadoff. gentlemen, play well. ian: that's a good thing. he drew number one. maybe he could be number one at the end of this. bill: this is new territory for these guys. between the three, only ryan moore has ever been in a pga tour playoff and lost to adam scott at the byron nelson last year. bill: kevin rinker is down there. involved with the vacation group at wyndham. they have done a tremendous job this weekend as has bobby long and his team. stadler. ian: god solid swing. down the right side again. he got a better break this time. that's just fine. i know it's just in that first cut but he was a yard right of that before in a horrendous lie and had to chip it short of the water. bill: now ryan moore. ian: he will go the opposite direction, aim towards the left-hand side and t
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Aug 2, 2009 6:00pm EDT
week. >> david, thank you very much. tiger wins it for a third time. for all of us here at cbs sports, thanks for being with us. ♪ ♪ tell me who's watching. (announcer) it's right here. it's easy. >> mitchell: tonight a gulf war mystery is solved at last. the u.s. confirms the death and a crash of navy pilot scott spieker 18 years after he disappeared over iraq. i'm russ mitchell, also tonight a controversial proposing posal in cash-strapped california. legalize marijuana and put a heavy tax on it. what the buyers of some popular brands of jeans don't see. hazardous waste from a denim factory in southern africa. and stopping accidents before they happen. growing support for the idea of road testing older drivers. >> you be back in five years. >> we'll hope so. i hope so, yeah. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: and good evening. a sad piece of unfinished business from america's first war with iraq back in 1991 was officially closed today. the pentagon says the remains of navy pilot michael scott spieker have been found near
CBS
Aug 31, 2009 7:00pm EDT
before the middle of september. harry? >> smith: sandra hughs in southern california with us tonight. thanks. also in california, police returned today to the compound where they say j.c. dugard, now 29 years old, was held since she was kidnapped at the age of 11. as investigators search for evidence, john black stone has more about her life in captivity. >> reporter: although jaycee dugard and her mothers remain in seclusion, neighbors are putting up pink ribbons of welcome on her mother's house in antioch, california. and this house was declared unsafe, the house where jaycee was held captive for 18 years and where she gave birth to the two daughters, fathered, police believe, by her kidnapper phillip garrido. remarkably, the two girls, now 11 and 15, show up in a photograph taken a few weeks ago at a birthday party for cheyvonne molino's daughter >> they did attend and seemed like regular normal children and they came and had a good time. >> reporter: garrido was with the girls and they didn't stay long. >> he took help the home because he said they're not used to this typ
CBS
Aug 7, 2009 7:00pm EDT
worst may be behind us. >> reporter: after averaging more than 600,000 jobs lost in the first three months of the year, for the past three months, the average loss has been cut by half, but the drop in the unemployment rate isn't all good news. >> the unemployment rate went down because a lot of people, more than 400,000 people, actually left the labor force for whatever reason, they've just decided to give up looking for a job. >> reporter: and more than a third of those unemployed, five million people, have been out of work for more than six months. that's a record. >> all of our jobs are posted on the web site. >> reporter: a thousand people turned out for a job fair in new york this week sponsored by monster.com. is the job market getting better at all? >> i think a little. >> her head hunting firm had 10 job openings. >> today that's pretty good. if you asked me last year if 10 was good, you'd say no. but today if you're saying 10 is good? 10 is great. >> reporter: and in its latest survey of job postings on the internet, monster.com is beginning to see a turn in some industrie
CBS
Aug 21, 2009 6:30pm EDT
the housing market. with used home sales up for the fourth straight month, posting the biggest monthly gain in at least ten years. all this gave wall street a big boost today. the dow closed above 9500 for the first time since election day. ben tracy now on what's driving up home sales. >> all right, we're ready. >> reporter: inho choi never imagined he could live in this neighborhood outside of san francisco. now he's the proud owner of a four bedroom 3,000 square foot home. he was able to buy it thanks to falling prices, low interest rates and a government tax credit of $8,000. >> i paid less than half of the price than the previous owner paid. >> reporter: the previous owner paid $673,000, choi paid about half $338,000. bar bane basement sales are bringing new life to hard hit cities such as mountain house, california. last year it took 80 days to sell a house, now it's just 21. nationwide the 7% jump in home sales marked the fourth straight month sales are up. the last time this many homes sold was august of 2007 >> i wouldn't be standing up and cheering yet, but things are
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